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Minister P. Kagonye

Work related deaths, injuries worrisome

The Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Petronella Kagonye has expressed her concerns on the numbers of work related injuries and deaths which remain very high.

The honorable minister said this at the Engineers’ Safety and Healthy workshop which started today at the Rainbow Towers today and expected to end on the 13th of April in Harare.

She encouraged the safety and health workers to strive and eradicate occupational injuries as failure on their part will result in catastrophic consequences on the precious human lives.

The campaign is aimed at curbing work related accidents, injuries, diseases and fatalities in order to attain zero occupational injuries, disease and fatalities at the work place.

The ministry and NSSA joined the “Vision Zero” strategy global campaign which is being spearheaded by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

Vision zero is a campaign aimed at curbing work related accidents, injuries, diseases and fatalities in order to attain zero occupational injuries, diseases and fatalities at the workplace.

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